In addition to the Crematogaster from the last post, we encountered a number of interesting ants last weekend.
Check out the lovely Formica.
This worker was climbing up and down grass stalks.
There were enough that I was able to follow them back to their nest.
The workers were quite delicate for Formica ants.
Look at those antennae!
The nest entrance was a large opening, like a half moon-shaped cave.
Here's another of apparently the same species. Both are on quite a steep slope.
Anyone know what they might be? I'm assuming Formica because of the position of the eyes high on the head, etc.